North-east Scotland Sales Enablement Consultancy, Doqaru, is celebrating after being recognised as one of the UK’s top 100 SMEs.

From hundreds of entries across every sector, Doqaru has been ranked 63rd overall in the Elite Business 100 (EB100). Co-founders Sarah Downs and Dr Yekemi Otaru will celebrate at the awards evening on March 17th in London and be included in the EB100 digital guide and online directory with a viewership of over half a million people.

The EB100 are the businesses to watch for the future. It recognises excellence in the SME community and ranks them across a broad range of criteria, from their longevity in the marketplace, year-on-year growth to how they embrace innovation and contribute to the community.

The SME industry contributes over £2 trillion in turnover to the UK economy, employing 44% of the British workforce. The last 12 months have been challenging, with many SMEs navigating a landscape of hardship. Other Scottish SMEs included in the EB100 are Edinburgh-based Join Talent who came in at number two and local Aberdeen business, DeltaTek Global, ranked 31st.

“The EB100 has shown that despite the everchanging economic climate, they haven’t allowed it to hinder the overall performance of their businesses, and many have, in fact, thrived,” said Piers Linney, Former investor on BBC’s Dragon’s Den and Founder of small business service provider, Moblox.

“Doqaru is a change-maker in the British business industry and deserve their place in the Elite Business 100,” said Scott English, Brand Director of Elite Business. “This definitive league table exemplifies the very best of SMEs in the UK”. Despite this being the first year, it was highly competitive, with judges commenting on the high standard of entries, impressive sales and growth figures and high-performing cultures.

“Being included in the Top 100 UK SME is a testament to the amazing, resilient team at Doqaru. We’re delighted to be recognised in this way”, said Dr Otaru, Co-founder and Chief Growth Officer at Doqaru.

The team at Doqaru is proud to not only provide an exemplary service for its clients but now be named as a Top 100 UK business. Co-founder and Chief Relationship Officer Mrs Downs notes, “We are delighted to be listed alongside so many inspiring businesses across the country and look forward to celebrating with them all in March.”

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